Ugh. I woke with a headache this morning and the thing has stuck with me all day long. It's a migraine but I don't have the horrid headaches that I used to have with them. These days the migraine manifests with a very mild headache but a general feeling of malaise, tension in my shoulders and neck, a bit of nausea, a desire for intense quiet (so you know my husband has been super chatty today) and a hypersensitivity to aromas. I nearly lost it over a bar of Zest soap. This shall pass, I know and if it's not done with by bedtime I'll drop some lavender oil on a soft cloth and breathe in deep.
Nevertheless, a plan for the week ahead must be tended to and rightly so. No one wants a free for all week in this house. Our stores of meat are getting very low and I need to use all my thinking powers to stretch what I have until I can get time and money together to visit the meat market. Groceries must be bought, bills paid, money saved. February will be a hard month for us. Car tags, property taxes and and four birthdays in 29 days. Yep.
...I plan meals:
Rice and chicken is cooked, and vegetables are prepped and ready to cook. This will come together quickly for an after church meal.
Cubed Steak Sandwiches, Oven Fries, Apples
Unusual to have sandwiches midday but I have a doctor's appointment and we'll need to leave at lunch time to arrive on time.
Chicken Enchiladas, Corn, Salad, Pineapple
I thought I'd make chicken salad from the remaining portion of the chicken I stripped from the backs but you know, I'm pretty sure that I can spare a half cup or so of rice and a cup of black beans to mi with some o this chicken and make a third meal from it.
Stuffed Cabbage, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn Muffins
I put this entree on my menu a couple of weeks ago and then discovered I had no cabbage. Well I have plenty of cabbage and I especially set aside those lovely deep green leaves for this dish.
...I plan my work week:
It's Harvest Week, so all that goes with that day:
Tag items for the booth.
Go into the booth and place a few more items, settle up for January.
Finish cleaning the walls (kitchen, back entry).
...I plan my fun:
I was out of house so often last week that there was no fun day. This week I've only one day to myself and half that shall likely be taken up with a